DailyTech reports Apple may have dropped MacWorld to head to CES in Las Vegas in 2010.
Now there are reports that sources at Apple have leaked the real reason for Apple's departure from Macworld -- Apple will be headed to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in 2010. AppleInsider says its sources report the move to be a done deal. The shift seems logical, as it would represent Apple moving to a larger stage, but it is still somewhat surprising as CES has always been dominated by Apple-rival Microsoft, with Bill Gates and now by CEO Steve Ballmer delivering opening keynotes.
The change would mark the end of an era for Apple. Over the course of Apple's run at Macworld it announced big products like new iPods, the iPhone, and the MacBook Air. And while Apple was burned for failing to announce a big new product this year, its yearly product announcements have generated enormous buzz. Meanwhile Microsoft has had a bigger stage, but has failed to capture quite as much media excitement at CES, arguably, with the exception of this year which saw Windows 7 debut to much enthusiasm.